While I wish that we were more like the UK in that regard, I do appreciate our deference for those who are in power. I have seen several conferences with Blair and people outright boo him with no regard. I appreciate the niceness that we treat our politicians with, but it should be done more in the public.GarzaUK said:Ah Georgie Georgie, he is a bit of a b*****d - but did the Brits proud. Everyone is calling him a hero back over the bond, maybe its coz he told some home truths to the American Senate about this war - this war that has turned from bringing the culprits of 9/11 to justice to a war of control in the Middle-East.
All the newspapers here (even Rupert Murdoch's owned newspaper - The Sun) said his performance was outstanding. I heard the liberal CNN quite liked the performance. And as always the very neutral Fox, described Galloway in very neutral way as an "arch-leftie British MP"
I think most Brits found it funny because they actually had nothing on him.
It also showed the difference between British and American Politics. The President has to debate 3 times during his election, the Prime Minister has to debate every Wednesday. British MP's are very vocal and not afraid to taunt or goad an opponent as Mr. Galloway showed.
In the US all the ugle politics is done behing closed doors, in Britain it's all out in public.
shuamort said:The ones that only the Easter Bunny saw?